If you have never seen a small hive beetle, I encourage you to take a look at these portraits by biologist and photographer Alex Wild in Illinois. Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) can do vast amounts of damage to honeycombs and they are rapidly spreading throughout North America. I haven’t written about the small hive beetle yet, but I don’t want you to miss these great pictures. And remember the face. Unfortunately, I’m sure you’ll see it again.
Honey Bee Suite